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How High Can We Build?

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What's the tallest THING we've ever built? How tall will we EVER be able to build? Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce http://www.Facebook.com/VsauceGaming music by: http://www.Soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Links: see two sunrises/sunsets and calculate the Earth's Radius: http://www.darylscience.com/downloads... also HERE: http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~dns/t... Tallest Structures TIMELINE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline... Tallest list incorporating building/structure distinction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_... falling person and terminal velocity: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci... KWTV, first radio mast taller than the Empire State Building: http://www.fybush.com/sites/2004/site... radio mast collapse VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4k9g... Dubai and Burj Khalifa in fog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo3pY_... Pictures of Burj Khalifa: http://www.owips.com/burj-khalifa/ Burj Khalifa and Ramadan: http://www.emirates247.com/news/emira... Shuttle / ISS height: http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/... Sunrise from orbit VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nF5RX... XKCD Date Idea" http://blog.xkcd.com/2009/04/06/a-dat... Space elevator: http://www.spaceward.org/ (be sure to enjoy the Conan Space Pirate Toy .gif) http://www.spaceelevatorblog.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_el... Another possible way to make a super-tall structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_fo...